About Us

Dr. John Marlier

Professor Emeritus

Specialty

Organic Chemistry

Education

B.S. Chemistry -University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point - 1972
PhD Chemistry - University of Wisconsin, Madison - 1978
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (Enzymology)
The Pennsylvania State University 1978 - 1981

Office: Baker Center (Bldg. 180) - 407

Phone: (805) 756-1327

E-Mail: jmarlier@calpoly.edu

Website: http://chemistry.calpoly.edu/content/faculty/marlier_john

Research Interests

Mechanistic studies of both organic and enzyme-catalyzed reactions of esters, amides and thioesters. 
The experimental methods include:

  • Kinetics
  • Kinetic isotope effects (both hydrogen and heavy-atom)
  • Isotope exchange via 13C-NMR and mass spectrometry
  • pKa determination via 15N-NMR